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William A. Forbes to New-York Committee of Safety

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WILLIAM A˙ FORBES TO NEW-YORK COMMITTEE OF SAFETY.

New-York, February 6, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: Your petitioner having understood that several battalions are to be raised, in defence of our inestimable rights and liberties, and being duly sensible of the justness of the cause in which we~are all embarked, humbly begs leave to offer himself to serve in one of said battalions. He natters himself his conduct hitherto, as an officer, will recommend him to the honourable Board, and boasts he could fill the commission of a captaincy, with that truly patriotick spirit becoming an American soldier.

Your petitioner, therefore, humbly prays the honourable gentlemen will take it in their serious consideration, and remains, with the utmost respect, gentlemen, your very humble servant,

William ALEXANDER FORBES.

To the Honourable Provincial Congress.

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